Well this time it was my daughters turn to visit the London Stadium following my sons decision to take the season ticket for the previous game v Manchester United. Which one drew the short straw? . . . . . . . well that depends on whether you consider a thrashing or an inept refereeing performance to be worse.
With the exception of Winston Reid there was not an awful lot to admire on the pitch but the home fans self deprecating humour was a joy to behold. The chant of “You’re nothing special, we lose every week” was applauded throughout.
Personally I’m quite gutted because I go into every season expecting to win the FA Cup and the dream is now over for another year. However the next game is hugely important because it see’s Sam Allardyce bring his Palace team to West Ham and whilst I never like losing a defeat against our former manager doesn’t bear thinking about.
Anyway, hopefully you enjoy the crowd scenes even if you’d rather not re-live the 5-0 thrashing.